If you have been on the internet over the past week you might have fallen down the viral rabbit hole of the “mob wife aesthetic.” For those who grew up on the East Coast, it’s less of a trend, and more of an everyday wardrobe, including fur coats, big hair, and chunky gold jewelry (extra points if paired with extravagant natural diamonds). It is out with minimalism and in with maximalism.
The most important aspect of achieving the mob wife aesthetic is wearing jewelry–and a lot of it; specifically yellow gold and diamonds. In Casino, Sharon Stone wears strictly Bulgari jewelry, and an abundance of it. Laying in a bed of Bulgari jewels is certainly a dream, but we are here to provide you with a variety of price points to get your desired look. Carmela Soprano would never be seen leaving her 5600-square-foot New Jersey home, even to the grocery store, without her diamonds on, so if you are in the market for some maximalist diamond jewelry, you have come to the right place.
These chunky gold and diamond hoops from MIRACO are exactly the sort of maximalism that is on trend right now. These lightweight hoops are perfect for everyday wear and will add total sparkle to your look.
Who said an eternity band needs to be worn as a wedding ring? A mob wife might disagree, but as an editor at OND, its my job to present you with different styling ideas. This Material Good eternity band–featuring ascher cut diamonds set in a thick gold band–can be worn on any finger.
An homage to Italian heritage, this protective pavé diamond Italian horn charm from Lionheart will conserve your energy and keep you looking chic at all times. I would never take this off, for a multitude of reasons!
It’s a must to include a diamond cross when talking about the “mob wife aesthetic.” Catholic Italians like Carmela Soprano always had a diamond cross on, especially during Sunday dinner. If you are searching for the perfect cross, look no further than this Selim Mouzannar vintage cross necklace.
Continuing with this theme, Jacquie Aiche makes a natural diamond gothic cross bracelet if you prefer a bracelet to a necklace. Bonus points if you pair it with tennis bracelets for a stacked look.
Another exquisit maximalist piece to add to your collection is this Elie Top ring. Pair with essential chunky gold and diamond rings to achieve the coolest look.
A great layering piece from Gigi Clozeau is her black enamel and yellow gold medalian necklace featuring natural diamonds surrounding the medal.
These Jenna Katz thick gold hoops with emerald cut diamonds are easily stackable or stand out on their own. For those just dipping their toes into chunky jewelry, this is a great first pair of diamond hoops.
This diamond cigar band from Ippolita can be worn on any finger, especially a pinky ring, which is quintessential to this trend. The pavé diamonds with a few larger diamonds sprinkled in are sure to turn heads.
A fun way to add sparkle to your earscape is with an ear cuff. Rosario Navia’s Mara ear cuff is bound to make a statement alongside any earrings of your choosing.
Animal print is here to stay, especially leopard print. EFFY Jewelry does leopard print diamonds quite well, adding black and brown diamonds to create the leopard spots on a thick gold ring. I will also add that leopard print is a neutral!
Type Jewelry puts their twist on hoop earrings by adding natural diamond dandles for extra glam. These are glitzy earrings are sure to make a statement.
A tennis necklace is one of the most important pieces of jewelry for the “mob wife aesthetic.” This natural diamond tennis necklace from State Property weaves gold between the diamonds making this the coolest statement piece.
These classic huggie hoops from Jane Taylor are essential to add to your ear. To achieve the maximalist look, try layering these with other earrings of your choice.
For those who are hesitant to make the plunge into full maximalism but want to build your statement jewelry collection, this floating diamond on a curb chain from Zoë Chicco is the perfect necklace to build layers with.
Complete your look with this pavé chain link ring from London Jewelers. Meant to be worn in a stack or on it’s own, this ring is bold yet easy to style.
A chunky chain link bracelet is essential for maximalist style. This bracelet from Shay is great to layer with more tennis bracelets or your every day gold chains for a statement look.
Stephanie Gottlieb Fine Jewelry
You can’t go wrong with investing in a pair of natural diamond studs. Stephanie Gottlieb Fine Jewelry’s yellow gold studs come in a variety of carat sizes at different price points, making these a staple in your jewelry collection.
Everyone needs a diamond pinky ring, especially if you want to achieve the “mob wife aesthetic.” This gypsy set diamond ring from Deborah Pagani is the right amount of sparkle with your every day gold jewelry.
These Beladora old European cut natural diamond studs are sure to make a statement and add some sparkle to your earscape.
These inverted set, princess cut diamond hoops from Savolinna are both glamorous and edgy, perfect for your maximalist look.
Now, this is an investment, but it is something out of the movies. The “Simone” ring from Single Stone features a large emerald cut diamond set on a thick gold band. If you’re in the market for an engagement ring…look no further.